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At His Best

"... I'll go mend all my shattered dreams ..."

A compilation album released in Australia and New Zealand only.

Artwork | Tracks | Releases | Comments | Sleeve Notes | Lyrics | Chords

At His Best
At His Best [LP] 1977

At His Best
At His Best (Cassette) [1977]

At His Best
At His Best (LP back cover) [1977]

At His Best
At His Best (LP) [1986]

At His Best
At His Best (Cassette) [1986]

Track List

  1. Crucify Your Mind (2.28)
    from Cold Fact
  2. Sugar Man (3.45)
    from Cold Fact
  3. Sandrevan Lullaby (6.35) see comments
    from Coming From Reality
  4. Inner City Blues (3.23)
    from Cold Fact
  5. Can't Get Away (3.53)
  6. I Wonder (2.30)
    from Cold Fact
  7. I'll Slip Away (2.50)
  8. Street Boy (3.43)
  9. Cause (5.24)
    from Coming From Reality
  10. Jane S Piddy (2.51)
    from Cold Fact
  11. Establishment Blues (2.04) see comments
    from Cold Fact

Total time: 40.10 (All track times taken from CD)

The Best Of Rodriguez album released in 1982 in South Africa has exactly the same tracks, in the same order, but with a completely different cover.

The Best Of Rodriguez
The Best Of Rodriguez (South Africa) [1982]


This album was first released in June 1977 on Blue Goose Music (The actual disc credits Blue Beat Records & Promotions, a subsidiary of Blue Goose Music). The catalogue number was BGM-1001. It reached #28 on the Australian album charts.

At His Best (LP) [1977] with Blue Beat label
At His Best (LP) [1977] on Blue Beat label

New Zealand: I have 'At his best' as well as 'Cold Fact'. Both are virtually in mint condition as I've maybe played them 3 or 4 times between the both of them. They are distributed by Festival records in New Zealand. 'At his best' 1977, Interfusion, L 36338 and 'Cold Fact' 1978, Interfusion, L34226, SMX 38229 (SXBS-7000), 1978 A&M RECORDS, Sussex... Licensed by Blue Goose Music Pty Ltd. Both distributed by Festival Records (NZ) Ltd Auckland

Cliff, New Zealand, August 2000

It was re-issued in 1986, this time on BMG Arista (Ariola) with cat. number BGM 001.
In 1993 RCA Australia (distributed by BMG) released the CD on cat. no. VPCD6748.


Sleeve notes from LP back cover (omitted from CD cover)

This album contains the only available recordings of a unique singer/songwriter: Rodriguez.
Five songs (six actually) originated on his first album "Cold Fact", three (two) came from his second album "Coming From Reality", and three have never previously appeared on record. Both Rodriguez's earlier albums are now completely unavailable and much sought-after collector's items, and the man himself has chosen to drop from the public view. Nevertheless, the demand for his music continues unabated. Hear why for yourself.


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